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CAT Exam


The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct a computer-based Common Admission Test 2024 (CAT 2024) on November in three sessions. Detailed information on CAT 2024 may be obtained from the CAT website. CAT 2024 is a prerequisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programmes of IIMs. CAT 2024 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.


CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria


  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree with minimum 50 per cent aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45 per cent aggregate for SC, ST and PWD/DA category) from a recognized board or university to participate in CAT 2024

  • The candidate must have completed a professional degree (CA/ CS/ ICWA) with required percentage

  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification or awaiting result are also eligible to apply for CAT exam

  • As per the legal requirements, 15 per cent of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5 per cent for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates.

  • 27 per cent of the seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC).

  • Up to 10 percent of the seats are reserved for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates.

  • “Person with Benchmark Disability” means a person with not less than forty percent (40 per cent) of a specified disability. The categories of disability are: Blindness and low vision, Deaf and hard of hearing, Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy, Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness, Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d), Other ‘specified disabilities’ mentioned in ‘The Schedule’ of the RPwD Act 2016.